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Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: BioWare
Release Date: March 16, 2010

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'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening' (ALL) Introduces Mhairi - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. PST

Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations!

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Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations! Players will face a range of horrific and terrifying creatures including an evolved, intelligent breed of darkspawn and other menacing creatures such as the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon. Dragon Age: OriginsAwakening provides exciting new ways for players to customize their heroes and party, including the ability to re-spec their character attributes, allowing even greater customization and replayability. Featuring an increased level cap, new spells, abilities, specializations and items, plus five all-new party members, players can continue their adventures from Dragon Age: Origins, or begin with a brand new character.

Dragon Age: OriginsAwakening, BioWare’s next thread in the Dragon Age: Origins tapestry, occurs following the events of Dragon Age: Origins and puts players into the role of a Grey Warden Commander entrusted with rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens. In addition to rebuilding the ranks of the Grey Wardens, you will be tasked with uncovering the mystery of how the darkspawn survive after the slaying of the Archdemon. How players choose to rebuild their order, resolve the conflict with the mysterious “Architect,” and determine the fate of the darkspawn are just some of the many intriguing moral choices that will shape each player’s heroic journey. Players will be able to import their character from Dragon Age: Origins or start out as a new Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais.

Mhairi

Don’t be fooled by her beauty – Mhairi is a determined and hardened veteran of the battlefield. Not satisfied with the life laid out for her, she has fought her way to this opportunity to assist the Order in their newest conquest.  With pain in her heart because of the tragic death of a beloved ruler, Mhairi fights with her heart on her sleeve and will prove to be invaluable in your journey.

When Mhairi was a child, she was enraptured by tales of kings and nobles. All she wanted was to be like them, to fight for what she believed. Betrothed to a trader when she turned 16, she saw the life that lay ahead of her and enlisted in the army instead. Her fierce loyalty and devotion to Ferelden earned her the love and respect of her commanders and brothers-in-arms. King Cailan’s betrayal and death hit Mhairi hard, and when she learned of the two Grey Wardens who quelled the Blight almost single-handedly, she vowed to serve the Wardens. When the call came for volunteers to help rebuild the order at Vigil’s Keep, Mhairi jumped at the chance to join.


Features:

  • A Stunning World Expanded: BioWare's deepest universe to date just got bigger with an all new area of the world to explore, Amaranthine
    • Unlock the secrets of the Darkspawn and their true motivations
      Rebuild the Grey Warden order and establish their base of operations at Vigil's Keep
  • All-new Complex Moral Choices: Embark on an epic story that is completely defined and reactive to your play style
    • Shape your entire experience based on the choices you make and how your handle complex situations
  • New Ways to Customize your Hero: Experience additional spells, abilities, specializations, and items to further personalize and customize your hero and party
    • Import your character from Dragon Age: Origins or start anew as a Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais
      Encounter five all-new party members and an old favorite from Dragon Age: Origins
  • Even more Bone-Crushing, Visceral Combat: Battle against a new range of horrific and terrifying creatures
    • Put your skills to the test against an evolved, intelligent breed of Darkspawn and other menacing creatures including the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon!

Dragon Age: OriginsAwakening, rated M by the ESRB and 18+ by PEGI, will be released March 16, 2010 worldwide on the X360, PS3 and PC for $39.99 and will require Dragon Age: Origins to play.


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